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Unformatted text preview: WEEK 12: MUSIC AND MODERNISM: CROSSING THE ATLANTIC Lecture 30: Monday, November 8 Cultivated and/or Vernacular: Musical Nationalism in the United States Now listening: Copland, Billy the Kid. Scene I Street in a Frontier Town WEEK 12: MUSIC AND MODERNISM: CROSSING THE ATLANTIC Lecture 30: Monday, November 8 Cultivated and/or Vernacular: Musical Nationalism in the United States Now listening: Copland, Billy the Kid Scene I Street in a Frontier Town Review Q. 1 __________s treatment of opera as human drama (in contrast to the Germans emphasis on romanticized nature and mythological symbolism) revealed a deeply ingrained national trait. A. Rossini B. Donizetti C. Verdi D. Puccini Review Q. 2 If ______ believed with all his heart that each nation should cultivate its own native music, ______ believed that operas should tell the stories of the Italian people. A. Verdi//Puccini B. Puccini//Verdi C. Bizet//Wagner D. Wagner//Bizet Review Q. 3 Who did master melody and orchestral color to portray tragedy, comedy, and desperate impossible love? A. Mozart B. Rossini C. Verdi D. Puccini Review Q. 4 Verismo means: A. Verdis opera style B. Realism C. Exoticism D. Nationalism Review Q. 5 The plot of _______ is about oppressed people resisting foreign tyranny (imperialism) A.Nabucco B.Gianni Schicchi C.Carmen D.Siegfried We have seen how music travels along with people Lecture 1, 08/25 (What kind of music is that?) creating new musical imaginaries http://www.gracegalleries.com/Atlantic_Ocean_Listings.htm c. 1880 Western Colonialism/Imperialism Cultivated vs. Vernacular Cultivated music is music that has been consciously developed as art and carefully taught (for example, at conservatories) Vernacular music is music that we think of as natural, that develops spontaneously out of our cultures expression This distinction has to do with how we think of our music and our culture, rather than with any inherent qualities in the musics sound Nonetheless, it is a useful distinction, especially for the history of musical style (and social place of music) in the United States European immigrants bring what they consider cultivated music to North America; by 1800s, established tradition is German (symphonic) and Italian (operatic) Immigrants also establish a separate musical tradition, which gradually becomes associated with American vernacular music Two basic categories in the American vernacular tradition: sacred music (hymns) and secular music (songs, dances, marches) How people from both sides of the Atlantic imagined themselves and the Others through music? Think-pair-share: Discuss in pairs and share your ideas with the class Key words: immigration, nostalgia, home country, memories, family ties, culture, history, music (genres, form, instruments) Historical context: late 19 th and early 20 th century (remember life style/ideologies romanticism, nationalism, exoticism, realism, modernism) Antonn Dvo...
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2011 for the course MUS 302L taught by Professor Dell'antonio during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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